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Concepts of modern physics

Author: Arthur Beiser
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Intended to be used in a one-semester course covering modern physics for students. This book considers relativity and quantum ideas to provide a framework for understanding the physics of atoms and  Read more...

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Beiser, Arthur.
Concepts of modern physics.
Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2003
(OCoLC)753429409
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Beiser
ISBN: 0072448482 9780072448481 007115096X 9780071150965 0071234608 9780071234603
OCLC Number: 48965418
Description: 542 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Preface --
ch. 1. Relativity --
1.1. Special relativity --
1.2. Time dilation --
1.3. Doppler effect --
1.4. Length contraction --
1.5. Twin paradox --
1.6. Electricity and magnetism --
1.7. Relativistic momentum --
1.8. Mass and energy --
1.9. Energy and momentum --
1.10. General relativity --
Appendix 1 : The Lorentz transformation --
Appendix 2 : Spacetime --
ch. 2. Particle properties of waves --
2.1. Electromagnetic waves --
2.2. Blackbody radiation --
2.3. Photoelectric effect --
2.4. What is light? --
2.5. X-rays --
2.6. X-ray diffraction --
2.7. Compton effect --
2.8. Pair production --
2.9. Photons and gravity --
ch. 3. Wave properties of particles --
3.1. De Broglie waves --
3.2. Waves of what? --
3.3. Describing a wave --
3.4. Phase and group velocities --
3.5. Particle diffraction --
3.6. Particle in a box --
3.7. Uncertainty principle 1 --
3.8. Uncertainty principle 2 --
3.9. Applying the uncertainty principle. ch. 4. Atomic structure --
4.1. The nuclear atom --
4.2. Electron orbits --
4.3. Atomic spectra --
4.4. The Bohr atom --
4.5. Energy levels and spectra --
4.6. Correspondence principle --
4.7. Nuclear motion --
4.8. Atomic excitation --
4.9. The laser --
ch. 5. Quantum mechanics --
5.1. Quantum mechanics --
5.2. The wave equation --
5.3. Schrödinger's equation : time-dependent form --
5.4. Linearity and superposition --
5.5. Expectation values --
5.6. Operators --
5.7. Schrödinger's equation : steady-state form --
5.8. Particle in a box --
5.9. Finite potential well --
5.10. Tunnel effect --
5.11. Harmonic oscillator --
Appendix : The tunnel effect --
ch. 6. Quantum theory of the hydrogen atom --
6.1. Schrödinger's equation for the hydrogen atom --
6.2. Separation of variables --
6.3. Quantum numbers --
6.4. Principal quantum number --
6.5. Orbital quantum number --
6.6. Magnetic quantum number --
6.7. Electron probability density --
6.8. Radiative transitions --
6.9. Selection rules --
6.10. Zeeman effect. ch. 7. Many-electron atoms --
7.1. Electron spin --
7.2. Exclusion principle --
7.3. Symmetric and antisymmetric wave functions --
7.4. Periodic table --
7.5. Atomic structures --
7.6. Explaining the periodic table --
7.7. Spin-orbit coupling --
7.8. Total angular momentum --
7.9. X-ray spectra --
Appendix : Atomic spectra --
ch. 8. Molecules --
8.1. The molecular bond --
8.2. Electron sharing --
8.3. The H₂[superscript +] molecular ion --
8.4. The hydrogen molecule --
8.5. Complex molecules --
8.6. Rotational energy levels --
8.7. Vibrational energy levels --
8.8. Electronic spectra of molecules --
ch. 9. Statistical mechanics --
9.1. Statistical distributions --
9.2. Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics --
9.3. Molecular energies in an ideal gas --
9.4. Quantum statistics --
9.5. Rayleigh-Jeans formula --
9.6. Planck radiation law --
9.7. Einstein's approach --
9.8. Specific heats of solids --
9.9. Free electrons in a metal --
9.10. Electron-energy distribution --
9.11. Dying stars. ch. 10. The solid state --
10.1. Crystalline and amorphous solids --
10.2. Ionic crystals --
10.3. Covalent crystals --
10.4. Van der Waals bond --
10.5. Metallic bond --
10.6. Band theory of solids --
10.7. Semiconductor devices --
10.8. Energy bands : alternative analysis --
10.9. Superconductivity --
10.1-. Bound electron pairs --
ch. 11. Nuclear structure --
11.1. Nuclear composition --
11.2. Some nuclear properties --
11.3. Stable nuclei --
11.4. Binding energy --
11.5. Liquid-drop model --
11.6. Shell model --
11.7. Meson theory of nuclear forces --
ch. 12. Nuclear transformations --
12.1. Radioactive decay --
12.2. Half-life --
12.3. Radioactive series --
12.4. Alpha decay --
12.5. Beta decay--
12.6. Gamma decay --
12.7. Cross section --
12.8. Nuclear reactions --
12.9. Nuclear fission --
12.10. Nuclear reactors --
12.11. Nuclear fusion in stars --
12.12. Fusion reactors. ch. 13. Elementary particles --
13.1 Interactions and particles --
13.2. Leptons --
13.3. Hadrons --
13.4. Elementary particle quantum numbers --
13.5. Quarks --
13.6. Field bosons --
13.7. The standard model and beyond --
13.8. History of the universe --
13.9. The future --
Appendix : Atomic masses --
Answers to odd-numbered exercises --
For further study --
Credits --
Index.
Responsibility: Arthur Beiser.
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